The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

All Releases

Domestic (33%)
$378,251,207
International (67%)
$768,185,007
Worldwide
$1,146,436,214
Summary Details
Domestic DistributorNew Line Cinema
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Domestic Opening$72,629,713
Budget$94,000,000
Earliest Release DateDecember 17, 2003 (21 markets)
MPAAPG-13
Running Time3 hr 21 min
GenresAction Adventure Drama Fantasy

By Release

Release GroupRolloutMarketsDomesticInternationalWorldwide
Original ReleaseDecember 17-December 18, 200467 markets$377,027,325$763,654,686$1,140,682,011
2005 Re-releaseFebruary 5, 2005Japan$411,329$411,329
2011 Re-releaseJune 28, 2011Domestic$818,580$818,580
2017 Re-releaseJanuary 25, 2017South Korea$307,481$307,481
2020 Re-releaseJune 25-February 18, 2021EMEA, APAC$237,586$237,586
2021 Re-releaseMarch 18-July 29, 20219 markets$405,302$3,573,925$3,979,227

By Region

Domestic# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Domestic3$378,251,20748
EMEA# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
United Kingdom3$106,689,78413
Germany1$87,207,0006
France1$48,409,84741
Spain1$39,834,5387
Italy2$35,837,79615
Sweden1$24,123,7673
Netherlands2$19,348,3139
Denmark1$16,188,2493
Norway1$12,460,3706
Russia1$12,122,4314
Switzerland1$10,991,0618
Belgium1$9,902,58913
Austria1$9,867,8226
Greece1$8,037,2006
Poland1$7,968,19559
Finland1$7,096,2097
Türkiye1$5,244,164125
Portugal1$4,702,01314
South Africa1$3,840,41822
Czech Republic1$3,694,17337
Czech Republic/Slovakia1$3,575,8904
Hungary1$2,943,62418
Israel1$2,890,08254
Palestine1$2,197,3561
Ukraine2$1,623,212195
Lebanon/United Arab Emirates1$1,533,2291
Croatia1$1,245,9509
Iceland2$1,006,0143
Baltic States1$937,4151
Serbia and Montenegro1$680,35422
Slovenia1$620,87233
Bulgaria1$609,501106
Slovakia1$532,439167
Romania1$414,102373
Estonia1$402,85947
Lithuania1$275,877205
Latvia1$258,67985
Egypt1$219,683324
Lebanon1$150,000558
United Arab Emirates1$19,7284,517
APAC# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Japan2$95,377,50131
Australia2$36,645,59622
South Korea3$28,770,329154
Russia/CIS2$14,080,000255
Taiwan1$11,756,95335
New Zealand3$8,986,9845
Hong Kong1$4,983,077131
Thailand1$4,630,75265
Singapore1$3,143,349145
Malaysia1$1,903,364343
Philippines1$1,605,882358
Indonesia1$1,323,144296
India1$944,651845
LATAM# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Mexico2$15,685,944198
Brazil1$9,902,206282
Argentina1$4,698,147144
Chile1$3,113,642123
Colombia1$2,592,113224
Central America+1$2,289,57113
Puerto Rico1$1,871,30815
Peru1$1,390,557251
Venezuela1$1,196,154453
Ecuador1$643,687263
West Indies1$540,0131
Bolivia1$291,146253
Uruguay1$288,591170
China# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
China2$13,827,541726